Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates, Esther Han Big banks have failed to pass on most interest rates cuts to their credit card customers, despite the Reserve Bank cutting them to their lowest level in more than 50 years.
Glenda Kwek, Clancy Yeates Visa and American Express the first credit card companies to restrict unpopular surcharges.
Clancy Yeates NAB will aim to cut the average size of its bank branches by a quarter as part of a cost-cutting drive.
Clancy Yeates Australia's main welfare group is urging federal Labor to make a $6 billion budget saving by clamping down on superannuation tax breaks, health insurance rebates, and the tax treatment of trusts and...
Clancy Yeates Australia's main national welfare group is urging federal Labor to cut nearly $6 billion from the budget by clamping down on superannuation tax breaks, health insurance rebates and the tax treatment...
Clancy Yeates AUSTRALIA'S economic growth will slow to well below its long-term average in the coming year, pushing up unemployment to levels not seen since the global financial crisis, leading economists predict.
Clancy Yeates The Australian sharemarket has surged to a level not seen since mid-2011.
Clancy Yeates People in the prime of their working lives make up the largest share of the population on unemployment benefits, a trend unions and social services groups say reflects greater insecurity at work.
Clancy Yeates THE odds of more interest rate cuts have diminished as a result of the government's decision to abandon its pledge for a rapid return to budget surplus, market economists say.
Clancy Yeates The federal government is laying the groundwork for a future cut in the $1000 GST-free threshold for goods bought from overseas online stores.
Peter Martin, Clancy Yeates THE detested 10 per cent surcharge whacked onto taxi fares for the privilege of paying by a card won't survive the new year if the Reserve Bank gets its way.
Peter Martin and Clancy Yeates Handing lost and inactive super accounts over to the Tax Office will be good for their owners, Treasury has told a Senate committee.
Clancy Yeates Taxpayer-owned Future Fund will consider ditching its controversial investments in big tobacco, but denies public pressure played a role.
Clancy Yeates The budget will receive a boost of almost $900 million under a plan to transfer unclaimed money to the taxman and the corporate regulator.
Clancy Yeates Unemployment has jumped to a fresh 2½-year high, in the latest sign the economy is weakening as the mining boom comes off the boil.
Clancy Yeates UNEMPLOYMENT has jumped to a fresh 2½ year high, in the latest sign the economy is weakening as the mining boom comes off the boil.
Clancy Yeates Australians are rushing to pay off their home loans faster than many households overseas, with half of all borrowers ahead of their mortgage repayment schedule.
Peter Martin, Clancy Yeates The federal government's surplus - and Labor Party promises - will come under intense pressure from a drop in metal prices of up to 16 per cent over the coming year.
Clancy Yeates FEDERAL Labor faces growing pressure to introduce laws to protect public servants who expose suspected corruption, after long delays in its pledge to shield whistleblowers.
Clancy Yeates FEW institutions enjoy a position quite as lofty as that held by the Reserve Bank.